Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Gregory and parts of Carpentaria, Barkly and Tanami districts.

Issued at 4:50 pm Sunday, 2 February 2020.

Weather Situation: A developing tropical low around the northern Tanami District is likely to generate widespread heavy rainfall over the next few days. The tropical low is expected to move slowly northwest towards the Kimberley region.
HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is expected around the Gregory, western Carpentaria, western Barkly and northern Tanami Districts.
Currently the radar/satellite indicates heavy rainfall may be occurring over the northern Gregory District.

A Flood Watch is current for the Tanami Desert and the Victoria River.
Locations which may be affected include Tennant Creek, Elliott, Kalkarindji, Lajamanu, Top Springs and Rabbit Flat.
Victoria River Crossing as recorded 32mm since 9am this morning.

The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:
* secure loose outside objects and seek shelter when conditions deteriorate
* pull over if it is raining heavily and you cannot see, park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears
* avoid driving into water of unknown depth and current
* create your own sandbags if there is flooding, by using pillow cases or shopping bags filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home
* stay away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways
* ensure pets and animals are safe
* be prepared in case of power outages, have an emergency kit with a radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit
* for emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones, contact the NTES on 132 500. For more safety tips visit